Riding at altitude is an exercise that requires preparation. From 1500 meters upwards, you may experience headaches, shortness of breath or even dizziness. This is due to a reduced oxygen supply.
However, the body gets used to it and improves its aptitude for altitude within a few days. Remember to take a backpack containing the necessary safety equipment, including a bottle of water to hydrate yourself regularly.
We’re going to make you laugh, but first and foremost, you need a bike in good condition with good tire pressure.
Theroad bike is ideal, given that most of our roads are asphalted. Some, however, are in more or less good condition. For the more adventurous, you can also take some forest roads. Make sure you know the terrain and road conditions before choosing your equipment. In all cases, be sure to check the brakes and wheel mountings: the climbs are fierce, and so are the descents!
Another must: hydration! Remember to hydrate and look for water points to refuel.
- The code de la route applies to all users in all circumstances;
- The wear of a helmet is recommended;
- Make sure you are visible in the evening, at night and in tunnels;
- Downhill, moderate your speed and don’t cut corners on winding roads ;
- Respect the environment and don’t litter alongside the road;
- If there are any, use the cycle paths;
- The vehicles accompanying you must not travel at the same speed as you.